anchor lamp used on sailing ships for hundreds of years.
Our Solid Brass Anchor lamp is hand machined in
heavy-gauge brass with copper trim. The Fresnel style lens
is made to magnify the oil lamp light to be visible
for 10 nautical miles.
The anchor lamp is named
for it's use. A 360o white light is required to be
displayed at the highest point
( the tallest mast) on
all vessels at anchor or under way at night. These oil
burning lanterns were made to be lit and hoisted to the top
of the mast with one rope tied to the handle and 2 ropes
through the brass guides to keep it from swaying as the ship
rolled with the sea. Can burn for 7 up to hours
before refilling, maybe.
Approx. 13 inches tall,
with the bail (handle) up.
Easily converted to electric light with the kit shown at the
left for safer and easier use as a light.